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Syngenta General Meeting of Shareholders

Basel, Switzerland – WEBWIRE
2017 General Meeting of Shareholders
2017 General Meeting of Shareholders

At the General Meeting of Shareholders of Syngenta AG held on June 26, 2017, the 16 shareholders representing 95.11% of the total share capital approved all the motions proposed by the Board of Directors.

Ren Jianxin, Chairman of China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), was elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Chen Hongbo, Chief Strategy Officer of China National Agrochemical Corporation (CNAC), Olivier T. de Clermont-Tonnerre, Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer at China National Bluestar (Bluestar) and Dieter Gericke, partner at the law firm Homburger AG, were elected as new members of the Board of Directors.

Michel Demaré was re-elected to the Board; he will act as Vice Chairman and Lead Independent Director. Gunnar Brock, Eveline Saupper and Jürg Witmer were re-elected as Independent Directors.

Vinita Bali, Stefan Borgas, Eleni Gabre-Madhin and David Lawrence stepped down from the Board.

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Additional information and where to find it

This press release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell Common Shares or ADSs. The solicitation and offer to buy Common Shares or ADSs was only made pursuant to the Swiss Offer Prospectus and the U.S. Offer to Purchase and other documents relating to the U.S. Offer that were filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO filed by ChemChina and CNAC Saturn (NL) B.V. (“Purchaser”) and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 with respect to the U.S. Offer filed by Syngenta. A free copy of these materials and other documents filed by ChemChina, Purchaser and Syngenta with the SEC can be obtained at the website maintained by the SEC at Free copies of the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement and other documents filed with the SEC by Syngenta can be obtained at

Cautionary statement regarding forward-looking statements

Some of the statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements, which involves a number of risks and uncertainties discussed in Syngenta’s public filings with the SEC, including the “risk factors” section of Syngenta’s Form 20-F filed on February 16, 2017 as well as the U.S. Offer documents filed by ChemChina and Purchaser and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement filed by Syngenta. These statements are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any forward-looking statements. These statements are generally identified by words or phrases such as “believe”, “anticipate”, “expect”, “intend”, “plan”, “will”, “may”, “should”, “estimate”, “predict”, “potential”, “continue” or the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results and the timing of events may differ materially from the results and/or timing discussed in the forward-looking statements, and you should not place undue reliance on these statements. ChemChina, Purchaser and Syngenta disclaim any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the period covered by this press release or otherwise.

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